National Endowment for Financial Education
President and CEO
Denver, CO

The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision-making for individuals and families through every stage of life. Through increased understanding of personal financial issues, everyone can enjoy better, more secure and more satisfying lives.

NEFE’s President & CEO will shape, guide and execute the organization’s vision for the future. This is an opportunity to build on NEFE’s legacy, while redefining how effective financial literacy programs will be delivered in the 21st century. NEFE seeks an innovative leader who has a compelling vision for the transformative power of financial education. This person will be a passionate advocate for NEFE’s mission and will inspire others to support the organization’s impact. S/He is a change agent, with the capacity to implement effective organizational practices, while creating a nimble institutional culture that can quickly adapt to a changing strategic landscape.

Candidates must have a passion for financial literacy and the transformational potential of informed financial choices. This individual will have at least ten years of progressive leadership experience in education, nonprofit, corporate and/or government sectors. This individual has a broad vision of the impact technology can have in supporting NEFE’s mission. Ideally the candidate has experience with constituent driven programing and understands the value of research and how to utilize research and program evaluation to further the mission of NEFE.

This individual has experience building durable relationships with partners, policymakers, stakeholders and constituencies. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is expected. A degree at the graduate level is preferred. NEFE’s offices are located in Denver, Colorado and the CEO is expected to reside in the metro area of Denver.

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction on or before Monday, December 18, 2017 to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at

Fellows Program

NEFE's Fellows Program awards fellowships to current graduate students who have shown interest in working within the nonprofit sector. NEFE awards fellowships to individual students through their academic institution, or in rare occasions, will hire the student directly for the duration of their assigned project. The purpose of NEFE's Fellows Program is to allow recipients to infuse their experiences, skills, and innovative ideas into existing NEFE projects and programs.

Each fellowship opportunity is unique in scope, duration, and focus, however all assignments culminate with the presentation of the students' work during their fellowship.

How Fellows are Chosen

Each year, NEFE identifies up to four areas within the organization that would benefit from the work of a fellow.  Past assignments have been in the areas of government affairs, social services, journalism, and project scaling.  Once these projects are identified, NEFE reaches out to graduate schools within the United States to help identify qualified, exemplar students.  Once these candidates are identified, they are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, and references.  This is then followed by a thorough interview process, which concludes in candidate selection.


In order to be considered for a fellowship opportunity, candidates must be:

  • In good standing with their academic institution; and
  • A currently registered Masters degree seeking student.

The Fellows Program does not accept unsolicited applications.